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bow·head

 (bō′hĕd′)
n.
A baleen whale (Balaena mysticetus) of Arctic seas, having a large head, an arched upper jaw, and no dorsal fin.

bowhead

(ˈbəʊˌhɛd)
n
(Animals) a large-mouthed arctic whale, Balaena mysticetus, that has become rare through overfishing but is now a protected species

bow•head

(ˈboʊˌhɛd)

n.
a whalebone whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowhead - large-mouthed Arctic whalebowhead - large-mouthed Arctic whale    
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
Balaena, genus Balaena - type genus of the Balaenidae: Greenland whales
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The Great Polar Bear Feast Astonishing story of how every early September, up to 80 polar bears gather on the shores of Barter Island in Alaska to feast on bowhead whale remains.
That is, until every September when, on Barter Island in the Arctic, up to Barter p to 80 polar bears gather to feast on the remains of bowhead whales which have been caught by hunters.
Every year, up to eighty polar bears gather on the frozen shores of Barter Island to feast on the hunter-harvested bowhead whale remains.
Every year, up to 80 polar bears gather on the frozen shores of Barter Island to feast on the hunterharvested bowhead whale remains.
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In 1976, through the influence of various environmental and animal rights groups, a moratorium was placed on the bowhead whale hunt.
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